Sunday, December 2, 2007

Happy December

This was a crazy week as far as work goes. Luckily it was a short one. Dr. Lewis’ office was closed Monday which was really nice. We had a great time at Ruth’s parent’s house along with Lena and Mike, Mike’s parents and three siblings, Sam, Sheldon and Daniel and Amy’s family. We came home Monday night. At work, however, I think we paid for taking that extra day off. I didn’t get home until after 7:00 every night this week. I saw 20 or more patients 3 of the 4 days which means Dr. Lewis probably saw 25-35. All the while, Ruth is at home doing the hard and important stuff. But…it was still worth the extra day off.

The weather was really nice this week so the boys were able to play outside a bit while Ruth and the girls would sit out on the porch: Ahhh, beautiful November afternoons.

Ruth took the boys to the library on Thursday so that Clark could attend story time. She checked out the movie Bridge to Terabythia. We finally watched it Saturday night and it was actually an old Feature Film for Families. It was an hour long and not at all what I thought it would be. Still a good story though. I don’t know if I’m curious enough to watch the newer one now that I know the story. I’m not that big on seeing a movie more than once, at least within a 2-3 year period.

Friday night Ruth and I played Rummikub while we ate Tim Tams and hot chocolate. Yum! Thank you to Sam for showing us how to combine the two for a truly luscious treat.

Saturday morning we used some old French bread to make French toast. Once again, Yum! When we were all ready and had eaten lunch we went to the store and the park. The park we like to go to is in a small town just west of here. Not long after we had all gotten out of the car and were enjoying the park and nice weather we noticed a few parade floats just across a field from where we were. I initially thought that they were working on their floats but Ruth thought that there must be a parade about to start. Then I remembered seeing a bunch of fire trucks driving together on the way into town. Within a few minutes of this conversation we heard a band marching down the main street (2-3 blocks from the park). We jumped in the van and headed to Main Street. Parking was a breeze and we found a great place to watch the cars, horses, floats, and local emergency vehicles. The best part was a toss-up between seeing a Plymouth Prowler, and getting lots of candy. The worst part was staying away from the crazy bee that seemed to be obsessed with Ruth’s and the boy’s hair spray. Once again I find reasons to be grateful for baldness.

Today after church we had choir practice. They asked if anybody wanted to sing a solo. Believe it or not, nobody volunteered. Actually, that’s not true, several people volunteered US! We said we’d sing together, but not alone. Then somebody suggested that our whole family could sing the song. That would be interesting, but no thanks. Somebody can hold the girls and the boys can stay in their seats.

After church, Mrs. Lewis called and asked if Mormons put up Christmas trees. I said “yes, but just true ones.” Well, I didn’t really say that, but it did come to mind. Anyway, she said we could borrow one of theirs and that Dr. Lewis was on his way to drop it off. It turned out that he came and picked me up to help him put it in the truck. It’s a 7½ foot pre-lit tree! It’s supposed to have 1500 lights on it, but I bet about 10-20% are burnt out. Still, more lights than we had on our old tree! Anyway, it was really easy to set up and looks great. They said we could borrow some ornaments too, but we’ve decided to just leave it as it is.

A week from Tuesday I fly out to Memphis to take my second part of National Boards. Ruth and the kids will go up to her parent’s house to spend the week. After that we only have one more full week here. It’s gone by pretty fast.

Sleep Update: All children are now sleeping through the night! Yea!!! (8:15 pm to 7:00 am (and Ruth had to wake Shanna up at 7:30 this morning to feed her.))

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